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Sep 19, 2012 12:00am PDT
factor but the u.s. is the ally of japan. and the united states has policy for longstanding that despite the fact that these territories are disputed, japan administers them and will support the defense of those islands in a crisis. the u.s. is in the game. what's been interesting is in the last couple of days, as your lead-up showed, secretary panetta has gone to japan first, showed our important alliance strength and still managed to go to china and have what is on first notice a pretty solid visit, a constructive visit with the chinese. they make their points about japan but they're making very positive points about deepening and strengthening the u.s. military-to-military relationship, something both washington and beijing have agreed they needed to do. >> warner: where is this headed? it looks at the moment as if it's backing off. i think all sides have an interest is not letting it become a genuine crisis. it's also a reminder to the united states of why it is seen as important by many nations in asia that we stay as a balancing factor in the military relationship there >>
PBS
Sep 19, 2012 1:00am PDT
the citizens united era, we're moving dangerously close into a kind of corporate state mentality, where the corporations operate with impunity in the supreme court. and they're now endowed not with personhood rights, as some people think, but super personhood rights. because they have all kinds of protections that ordinary human beings don't have, like limited liability and perpetual life. and they continue to, you know, accrue wealth through the generations. but now they're given political free speech rights that people theoretically have. but of course, most american citizens don't have millions of dollars to spend in politics. but the corporations do. and it's, you know, a matter of chump change for them to put several million dollars into a campaign that could, you know, very much affect the direction of public policy. >> you live in new york, katrina, if you were explaining to another straphanger on a moving subway the impact on that person's life of citizens united, what would you tell her before the next stop? >> what's misunderstood is that money is not an abstraction. mo
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